An older friend said I should be careful about experimentation. At the time, we were speaking about extreme alternative sex and he recognised my curiosity. He said that the mind is very elastic. If you do something once, it imagines it as a crossed boundary and shifts to accommodate more. It’s similar to losing one’s virginity. Some people believe that since they’ve done it, they might as well keep having sex, whether or not they truly prefer to. It’s a trick of the mind.

If you are going to Lagos Island and find yourself at Mile 2, depending on how far you’ve gone, you can do one of two things. You can either make a u-turn and retrace your steps until you get on the right road. Or, you can take the nearest exit ahead of you that gets you on the right road. It never occurs to you to keep going because you’re already headed in the wrong direction.

According to my friend, what commonsense tells you while driving should apply to life.

There is nothing like the “point of no return”, as long as you are alive. Stories change all the time. Some even have multiple volumes or take sharp diversions when new characters are introduced.

You can take a turn today to get on the right road. Move now.

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